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Nov 16, 2013 11:43am EST
that you never get over, to this day, i -- when i drive by a cemetery, especially if they're using recycled water, i really think i can smell the dead bodies. >> one of the big reasons they took the iwo jimas, they would fly 1,000 miles, but they had to go over iwo jima to get to tokyo. so tokyo, i mean iwo jima would forewarn them by radar and they also had pursuit planes there that could shoot down the inj e injured b-29s when they were returning. it got so bad that a friend of mine by the name of general randall who was there, he told me that they had submarines almost every 50 piles between tokyo and saipan to pick up the flyers. >> the battle for iwo jima, told by the men who were there, today at 5:00 p.m. eastern. part of american history tv on c-span 3. >>> i started with teddy roosevelt. i knew so much had been writ bn teddy, i needed another story. i got into taft, knowing he had been friends, knowing they had broken apart in 1912. when i figured out what was the difference between the two in their leadership, it was teddy's public leadership, taft's failure as a public leader. i
Nov 17, 2013 2:15pm EST
place in the low countries, the u.s. was totally unprepared. roosevelt went to congress and said the u.s. must build 50,000 airplanes to protect itself. then in the fall of 1940, the battle of britain took place and the bombers were devastating england. it came out that bombers would be the way that you would have to fight world war ii. all the auto companies were given projects to build engines and airplane parts. ford motor company was given the b-24 bomber which was a problematic airplane. it was the newest plane we had. it was still in development stages. they wanted to mass produce the airplane. so ford said, i'm just going to build parts. i will build complete airplanes. that was henry ford speaking for his company. in january of 1941 his chief production guy, charles sorenson went to san diego, california, to watch how consolidated was building the b-24 bomber. what he saw for a production guy was just out of this world. they were building them one at a time by hand. every airplane. an individual handcrafted masterpiece. he said, you will never build a lot of airplanes the way. fo
Nov 16, 2013 9:15pm EST
>> join us each saturday at 8:00 p.m. and midnight eastern and sundays at 1:00 p.m. for classroom lectures from the country on difrt topics and eras of american history. lectures in history are available as podcasts. visit our website or download them from itunes. >>> jacquelyn kennedy's time as first lady was defined as never before by images. a young family entering the white house. international fame, and the tragedy of a grieving widow, all within three years. watch our oh program tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern and sunday at noon on c-span. live monday our series continues. >> mrs. johnson as fist lady loved to show off the texas country and her home. guests to the ranch would often informally gather in the den. various heads of state came to visit. we have a few things that speak to her connection to the room here. one of the things she wanted to highlight was the native american heritage here in the hill country. we have a small collection of arrow heads there. she had an eye for copper and collected items through the years and had gifts from vario
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